Jim Tressel Bio Box

Jim Tressel Bio Box

Published May. 30, 2011 4:04 p.m. ET

Born: Dec. 5, 1952

ALMA MATER: Baldwin Wallace (1975).

PLAYING CAREER: Four-time varsity letterman (1971-74); all-conference as a senior.

COACHING CAREER: Graduate Assistant, Akron, 1975; Quarterbacks, Receivers and Running Backs Coach, Akron, 1976-78; Quarterbacks and Receivers Coach, Miami (Ohio), 1979-80; Quarterbacks Coach, Syracuse, 1981-82; Quarterbacks, Receivers and Running Backs Coach, Ohio State, 1983-85; Head Coach, Youngstown State, 1986-2000 (135-57-2 record); Head Coach, Ohio State, 2001-2011 (106-22).



ASSISTED UNDER: Jim Dennison (Akron); Tom Reed (Miami of Ohio); Dick MacPherson (Syracuse); Earle Bruce (Ohio State).

HIGHLIGHTS: Led Youngstown State to the 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997 Division I-AA National Championship. Led Ohio State to seven Big Ten Conference titles and to six bowl victories in 10 appearances, including 5-3 in BCS games. Won the 2002 national championship game with a double-overtime win over Miami. Had a 9-1 against rival Michigan.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 1991, 1994 and 2002; Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2002; Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year in 2002; Paul ''Bear'' Bryant Award in 2002.